Wyatt Cenac is back y’all. As a writer and correspondent on The Daily Show, Cenac gave us some of our favorite Daily Show moments, and we’re excited that he’s returned to TV. His new show, Night Train, will give us the humor we’ve been missing. The show premiered on SeeSo in June.

In case you needed a reminder, here are 11 reasons to love Wyatt Cenac:

1. He interviews rappers while playing with kittens.  

2. He’s honest. While he was the only black writer on The Daily Show, Cenac spoke out about offensive content.

“Something like this, I represent my community, I represent my people, and I try to represent them the best that I can. I gotta be honest if something seems questionable, because if not, then I don’t want to be in a position where I am being untrue not just to myself but to my culture, because that’s exploitative. I’m just allowing something to continue if I’m just going to go along with it. And sadly, I think that’s the burden a lot of people have to have when you are ‘the one.’ You represent something bigger than yourself whether you want to or not.”

3. He’s committed to diverse hiring. Cenac will be in a new show on TBS called Earth People, and he’s holding the network accountable.   

4. His latest comedy LP, Furry Dumb Fighter, is hilarious (and also available on Spotify).

Photo: Spotify

5. His thoughts on race and immigration are spot on.

6. He amazingly dragged The Tea Party 


7. I’m pretty sure we all second this nomination. 

8. “Imaginary black on white crime.”

9. Not to mention his tweets are always A1. 

10. His elaborate “save the mail” commercial was genius. 

11. His thoughts on the point of comedy. 

He talked to Vulture about tackling real issues and laughing to keep from crying. “Well, if I’m going to make this joke, is there a way of making it so it both can give some people a sense of laughing to keep from crying, but also give other people a little bit of a dig, like, “I’mma laugh, but it kind of hurts,” he said. Cenac says you shouldn’t be able to walk away completely from that discomfort.



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